We all want to celebrate Mother’s Day with our mothers, grandmothers and children. But this year, it’s not the case for many families due to the COVID-19 and social distancing measures. This might be the first time you’ll have to celebrate Mother’s Day from afar, and not spend it with your loved ones. However, there are many ways to feel close to your loved one’s this Mother’s Day, without being physically with them. This can also apply to any motherly figure in your life, even if they’re not your biological mother. There are so many ways to celebrate and show your mother appreciation without being in the same place.
From planning a virtual party or surprise for your mother, to sending a thoughtful gift to show your love, there are so many easy ways to do these things. Now we live in an online era, you can be miles away and still be able to show your love to your mother.
Host A Video Call Lunch
You can send your mother a delivery from her favorite restaurant, and have a virtual lunch date via Zoom, facetime, or other video chat providers. It will be a welcome treat for her to not have to cook or wash up dishes, and will make her day feel special and different from the rest. Find out what her favorite dish and restaurant is, and order in advance to make it a real surprise for her. You can always order the same thing to share the experience with her!
You can still send some sunshine in the post by organizing a flower delivery to your mom’s house. It’s the easiest way to show your appreciation for all she’s done, and it’s certain to brighten up her day, and make her feel extra special. Think about her favorite flowers, and try to organize a bunch of those.
Send a Goodie Bag
If you want to send something more unique, why not take some time and get creative? Consider putting a surprise goodie bag together full of her favorite things. You can include pamper treats, like bubble baths and soaps; her favourite foods and sweet treats like chocolates and sweets. Maybe even include her favorite books, or an activity like a game or puzzle to help keep her occupied while you can’t spend time together.
Send Family Photos
Reminder her of brighter days, and send her a family photo, or photobook full of special moments and favorite family photos. Maybe even frame a photo, or send a digital photo frame containing lots of photos and videos, of your lives together. This is a really simple way to cheer your mother up when you can’t spend time together.
Write a Letter
Mother’s Day is the ideal time to write a letter to your loved one and remincince over the special memories you both share, as well as express your gratitude for everything they’ve done for you over the years. This is a great way to tell your mother the things you’ve always wanted to do in person, but perhaps were too shy or emotional to do so. It’s a great way to let her know how much she means to you, and she’ll be able to look back and reread it again over the years.
Make a Coupon Book
You might have used to do this when you were little, and make a book of in person coupons, perhaps of chores to do for your mom, or full of special moments for you both to share together. Now’s a great time to get crafty, and make your mom a coupon book of things you can both do together once social distancing is over. Or perhaps have some things she can enjoy now, like a video coffee catch up together.
Make a Handmade Card
Another throwback to when you were little - why not make a handmade card for Mother’s Day this year? Get crafty and make something special from bits and bobs around the house, and put some love into it. If you have kids, you can even get them involved, for a fun activity to make cards for grandma!
Take a Yoga Class Online Together
This holiday is a beautiful reminder to appreciate and show love to your mother or someone in your life that is a source of love and support. Want to think of a fun creative way to celebrate? Do yoga together! This week on Yoga Download, to honor mother's day, we're focusing on yoga for parents and child, and yoga that can be enjoyed with loved ones. If you're stuck at home, you can practice these together!
These are just a few easy ways to make your mother feel special this mother’s day, but don’t forget that the most important thing to remember is that it’s the thought that counts. Make sure you call her, send a card or note, and make plans to see her in the future, when you’re able to. Whatever you do, your mother will appreciate it and feel loved.
By Amy Cavill
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